Dale J. Chatham dale at
Mon Jun 14 16:54:00 UTC 2010


I was wondering why I had to scroll past pages to find the newly added 
part of the conversation.

Since it appears to be the rules, sure, but, gaaaaakkkkkk!!!!!

On 06/14/2010 11:52 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 12:25 -0400, Ray Pittigher wrote:
>> Yes that works on the client side but what about seeing what clients
>> are doing from the server side?
> [Please don't top-post, on this list. See the Guidelines]
> AFAIK there is no general solution to this. As has already been noted,
> NFS started life as a stateless server and some clients are still going
> to use it that way since it has efficiency benefits among others. IOW
> the server doesn't *know* what clients are "using" it, because the
> server has no state to represent the fact that a file was opened by a
> client but not yet closed. The client side does of course have open
> files, but that's handled internally in the client kernel.
> NFSv4 changes this somewhat, but not all the time and not in every
> situation.
> poc

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